Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - June, 2013
CSG drilling drives into State Forest
One of New South Wales’ major gas drilling companies has decided to halt further exploration, in favour of drilling 18 wells in a State Forest.
Students caught up in river management fun
One Local Government Council is keeping its waterways clean and educating young residents at the same time.
Abbot to introduce 'food bowl' white paper
Prime Ministerial hopeful Tony Abbot has had a “vision” of the construction and expansion of dams in the country’s northern region.
Australian teams tackle big basin problem in Nepal
Scientists from CSIRO and partners are extending an olive branch of water resource management experience to China and Nepal.
Government's whale focus could hurt tuna stocks
The splashback effect of the Government’s battle against Japanese whaling could be destroying bluefin tuna numbers, conservationists say.
Irwin drums up support for the Great Barrier Reef
Wildlife campaigner Bob Irwin has held a public meeting in Townsville to rally support against developments that threaten the Great Barrier Reef.
Murray-Darling stoush helps no-one
The standoff continues between State and Federal Governments on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
New report pushes high-tech farming practice
Broadband access and ICT implementation could help Australian farmers tackle a future full of hungry people, according to a new report.
Residents' concerns factored in Tasmanian turbine plan
Hydro Tasmania has promised residents’ concerns will be prioritised in their proposal for a 200-turbine wind farm on King Island.
Super trawler's day in court after two year ban
A Federal Court case continues into the banning of a super trawler, the Commonwealth rejecting claims the ban was improperly executed.
Australian scientist to Chair global future initiative
An Australian scientist will Chair the Science Committee of the new international Future Earth initiative. CSIRO researcher Dr Mark Stafford-Smith has been appointed as the inaugural committee’s Chair, he will be joined by fellow Australian scientist Prof Xuemei Bai who was also named as a member.
Engineers call for higher industry emission reductions
Engineers Australia is looking toward a green future for the country’s large-scale industrial works.
Tasmanian World Heritage zone extended
In a major coup for the country, Tasmania's southern eucalypt forests and Great Western Tiers have been awarded the highest level of global recognition for environmental value, listing on the UN World Heritage register.
Timber CEO's trial continues, new allegations of withholding
The author of an Australian Securities and Investment Commission report into fallen timber company Gunns’ alleged withholding of information from investors has given evidence in court. He says the company’s internal reports were very different from those given to shareholders.
Authorities claim no link between fracking and poisoned water
As opposition to Coal Seam Gas initiatives in Australia continues to expand, the United States has begun claiming there is no link between gas fracking and underground water contamination.
Biodiesel transport back after drop in Australian dollar
A company with a real niche market in Australia has resumed operations. The country’s only biodiesel producer is jumping on a low Australian dollar and restarting exports.
Think tank says WA could be a biofuel haven
A report by a Western Australian think tank has highlighted the massive potential of algae farming as a source for biofuel, billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.
Queensland Hopes To Open The Flood Gates For Tourism
Queensland is reopening the Somerset Spillway Common which had been closed since sustaining damage in the 2011 floods, and is unveiling a plan to transform the Somerset region's network of dams into a natural tourism attraction.
Sydney Takes The Point In Climate Change Battle
Australia knows global warming better than most other countries, especially after the hottest January ever. Sydney aims to lead the country in solving the problems that cause global warming.
China Commences Carbon-Trading
China is launching its first carbon-trading scheme today in the city of Shenzhen. The plan is to increase it to seven cities by 2014 and take it nationwide after 2015.